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Age of the vines
Santenay is located right south to Chassagne Montrachet and is the most southern village of Burgundy famous "Cote D'or" ("Golden Coast") region. The etymology of Santenay is most probably connected to the word "Sanctus" which refers to a sacred place before Christian era. The appellation, 140 ha of planted vines, is composed of three areas, one next to Chassagne, one around the village and one just south of the village. It is today mainly a Pinot Noir planted appellation however the Chardonnay are revealing high potential there.
Clos du Château is our own "Monopole" parcel, nestled in the heart of Santenay le Haut in the park of the Château de la Crée. "Clos du Château" is south-east exposure, with vigorous vines where yields must absolutely be controlled for good maturity and therefore we have gone back to Cordon de Royat style pruning, to obtain smaller bunches.
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